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Calvin Douglas Harmon
B: 1932-10-04
D: 2019-11-12
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Harmon, Calvin Douglas
Eva Grace Sanders
B: 1925-04-28
D: 2019-11-12
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Sanders, Eva Grace
Paul Albert, Sr. McCord
B: 1942-00-00
D: 2019-11-09
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McCord, Paul Albert, Sr.
Leo J. "Lee" Haigley
B: 1928-00-00
D: 2019-11-09
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Haigley, Leo J. "Lee"
Dorothy D. Hines
B: 1943-04-04
D: 2019-11-08
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Hines, Dorothy D.
Marguerite Dickinson Simmons Steele
B: 1924-07-19
D: 2019-11-07
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Steele, Marguerite Dickinson Simmons
Charles "Butch" Moore, Jr.
B: 1949-06-20
D: 2019-11-07
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Moore, Jr., Charles "Butch"
Clearence Dycus
B: 1933-07-03
D: 2019-11-05
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Dycus, Clearence
Frank David Crutcher
B: 1950-07-13
D: 2019-11-05
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Crutcher, Frank David
Katherine Elizabeth Patterson Stutts (Smithson)
B: 1957-12-24
D: 2019-11-05
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Stutts (Smithson), Katherine Elizabeth Patterson
Harry Carl Veater
B: 1943-09-03
D: 2019-11-03
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Veater, Harry Carl
Dorothy Lucille Biggers Harmon
B: 1938-01-18
D: 2019-11-02
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Harmon, Dorothy Lucille Biggers
Patricia Ann Johnson
B: 1932-02-06
D: 2019-11-02
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Johnson, Patricia Ann
Anthony Joel Lee, Sr. MD
B: 1933-12-11
D: 2019-11-01
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Lee, Sr. MD, Anthony Joel
Robert Joseph "Joe" Crace
B: 1930-05-03
D: 2019-11-01
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Crace, Robert Joseph "Joe"
B. Dale Wiley
B: 1942-07-21
D: 2019-11-01
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Wiley, B. Dale
Michael B. Davis
B: 1947-03-02
D: 2019-10-31
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Davis, Michael B.
Norman Dale Copeland
B: 1950-12-16
D: 2019-10-31
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Copeland, Norman Dale
Larry Gene Odom
B: 1942-07-17
D: 2019-10-30
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Odom, Larry Gene
Mary P. Currier Painter
B: 1943-05-19
D: 2019-10-28
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Painter, Mary P. Currier
Susan Meason "Susie" Hughes
B: 1959-11-15
D: 2019-10-28
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Hughes, Susan Meason "Susie"

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Tip #1: Be sincere. It's important to mean what you say, on the deepest emotional level. Yes, we know, "saying what you mean" can be harder - that's why we're here.

Tip #2: Keep it simple. You don't need to say much more than "I'm sorry for you loss," yet it's always wonderful to share a personal memory of their loved one, if you have one.

Tip #3: Don't tell them you know how they feel. Because you can't really know; even if you've endured the loss of a loved one in the past - your grief was yours, and this is theirs.

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A Short List of Appropriate Phrases:

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
  • Please accept my condolences on the loss of your partner.
  • With deepest sympathy for your loss.
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
  • Please know our loving thoughts embrace you each and every day.
  • Thinking of you in these difficult times and sending you love.
  • With heartfelt condolences.
  • Wishing you comfort at this sorrowful time.
  • Sharing in your sorrow, thinking of you and wishing I could be there
  • to hold your hand.
  • May the love of those around you, help you through the days ahead.
  • Hold tight to memories for comfort.
  • Lean on your friends for strength, and always remember how much you are cared about.
  • As you comprehend this profound loss, let yourself cry knowing each tear is a note of love rising to the heavens.
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
  • Peace, prayers and blessings.
  • Words cannot even begin to express our sorrow.
  • You are in our prayers.
  • May your memories give you strength.
  • Remember that we love and care about you.
  • May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead.

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